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TWO 'EGG AND SPINACH'-GLAZED BISCUIT FIGURES OF HOUNDS

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TWO 'EGG AND SPINACH'-GLAZED BISCUIT FIGURES OF HOUNDS
18TH CENTURY

Each shown seated and wearing a collar, with mouth open and teeth bared and with floppy ears, splashed allover in green, aubergine, yellow and white, minor restoration--6 in. (15.2cm.) and 5 3/4 in. (14.7cm.) high, one with fitted wood stand (2)
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In Oriental Lowestoft, J. A. Lloyd Hyde observes that "During the 18th century a vogue for dog models was probably sparked off by samples sent from Europe. Beurdeley links the hound type with 'smooth-coated greyhounds brought to China by the Portuguese from the 16th century onwards'. However, these are not far removed from a common type of bony-ribbed, long-muzzled hound long native to China". For an example, see p. 65, pl. XII (29)
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